Wed.Dec 11, 2019

3 Ways to Boost the Effectiveness of Your Leadership

Leading Blog

T HE RESPONSIBILITIES that fall under a leadership title vary significantly at each company. Still, one thing is true for all—organizational leadership must be effective for teams to succeed.

Ethical Thinking: 3 Questions to Ask in the New Year

Leading in Context

By Linda Fisher Thornton Each year I raise questions that help leaders stay current as ethical expectations change. Here are 3 new questions to ponder as we head into a New Year.

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6 Characteristics Of A Leader

Joseph Lalonde

A Guest Article. There are millions of books and theories that teach leadership techniques and skills. Much can be learned from the experiences and concepts of other successful leaders, though there are six key concepts upon which a leader can focus, that are easy to remember, and can be used every day to achieve success. The first concept […] The post 6 Characteristics Of A Leader appeared first on Joseph Lalonde. Guest Posts

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4 Things All Remarkable Managers Learn to Notice

Leadership Freak

The skill of noticing moves you from a victim of circumstances to focused and directed. You walk past people without noticing them.

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

How the Best Leaders Encourage Open and Honest Dialogue

Next Level Blog

The best leaders I work with as an executive coach encourage open and honest dialogue. They’ve learned and understand why it’s so important for the people on their team and in their organizations to be completely comfortable with speaking up. First, you really want people contributing their best ideas on a regular basis because that’s how you win. Second, if your people aren’t contributing, speaking up and sharing the truth as they see it, you’re going to be flying blind as a leader.

Aim Higher: Servant Leaders are Humble

Skip Prichard

Leadership and Humility. Arrogant leaders require everything to go through them, and that weakens the team.” Skip Prichard. What one trait of servant leadership is absolutely crucial to the other eight? Humility.

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How To Improve Your Decision Making Skills

Eric Jacobson

Be sure to check out the book, The Decision Makeoever , by Mike Whitaker. It's a fascinating look at decision making and the importance of decision size and timing.

On The Leading Edge to Cut Wasteful Employee Engagement Efforts

The Practical Leader

There’s a direct line between levels of employee engagement and service/quality, productivity, innovation, safety, revenue, profitability, and other key results. That’s well documented, and most leaders strongly agree. Where agreement falls apart is how to boost engagement levels.

7 Thoughts For Pastors on Preparing For Christmas Services

Ron Edmondson

As a pastor, I often told our staff that “Christmas is the new Easter”. It wasn’t something I could say as easily on Sunday morning without receiving the ALL CAP Monday morning emails. This requires a bit of an explanation. Easter will always be the most important holiday for believers.

Keys To Effective Negotiation


Mike Figliuolo, thoughtLEADERS’ Managing Director, sat down with Jim and Jan of The Leadership Podcast to discuss Negotiation. In continuation of our new collaboration with The Leadership Podcast, Mike, breaks down some of the basics of negotiation in this short form “chalk talk.”

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

How Responsibilities, Activities and Initiatives (RAI) can redefine workflow

CEO Insider

The demands on your business are unprecedented: the volume of work is ever growing, complexity is increasing and digital is confusing. There is a need to create greater capacity for valuable initiatives through assessing and remediating the draining activities.

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How to Explain That Gap in Your Resume

HR Digest

To make sure your sabbatical isn’t holding you back from getting your dream job, here are a few tips on how to explain that gap in your resume.

Leadership Caffeine Podcast #32—Marc Effron

Management Excellence

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Leadership Caffeine Podcast #32—Marc Effron

Art Petty

This is the single best discussion I've ever had on pursuing high-performance as an individual! I can't say enough good about my interview with Marc Effron and the science-backed content in his new book, 8 Steps to High Performance: Focus on What You Can Change (Ignore the Rest).

Why HR Technology Matters Now More Than Ever

When a crisis hits, HR technology gives business leaders the data, tools, and support to make important business decisions quickly. In this report, Josh Bersin breaks down the 4 key benefits of HR tech and demonstrates through case studies how business leaders can leverage it to solve problems and grow. Download this report to learn more!

Leadership and the Power of Humility

Lead Change Blog

It’s been said that there are two types of leaders: those who have been humbled, and those who are about to be. Humility is often a result of humiliation.

Married BlackRock executive fired for failing to disclose office romance

HR Digest

BlackRock’s head of human resources, Jeff Smith, who suddenly left the company in July, was apparently fired for indulging in an office romance with a colleague, reports Bloomberg. This year two senior executives of the $6.8 trillion asset management company, have been let go.

Burnout Is About Your Workplace, Not Your People

Harvard Business

Leaders create the conditions that lead to burnout — or prevent it. Employee retention Motivating people Stress Digital Article

Can You Invest in Property Without Much Cash?

Strategy Driven

As is suggested by the word property ‘investment’, you do need some money in order to be able to get into property.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Research: Gender Diversity on Start-Up Boards Is Worse Than You Think

Harvard Business

Only 7% of board seats in private, venture-backed, U.S.-based based companies are held by women. Gender Boards Digital Article

For Alibaba, Singles Day Is About More Than Huge Sales

Harvard Business

The world’s biggest shopping day pushes the e-commerce giant to innovate, collaborate, and break down silos. Collaboration Motivating people Innovation Organizational culture Operations management Retail & Consumer Goods Digital Article

The State of Nanotechnology

Harvard Business

One of the leading pioneers in the field of nanotechnology, physicist Sonia Contera joins Azeem Azhar to discuss how advances in biology, computing, and physics are bringing about another tech revolution that will change our lives. Technology Economics & Society Innovation Audio

The Good and Bad of Modern Airports and the End of an Era at Google

Harvard Business

Youngme, Felix, and Mihir discuss the good and bad of modern airports. They also discuss the end of an era at Google/Alphabet, with the co-founders now stepping away from their operating roles. Leadership transitions Reorganization Strategy Audio

9 Ways to Manage Costs and Prepare for Future Growth

SMB leaders are working day and night to navigate the COVID-19 crisis. Successfully managing it requires the CFO and HR leader to make complex decisions quickly, without rushing into an uncoordinated response. Foremost among these decisions will be cost containment. The way organizations manage costs now will determine how well they perform during and after COVID-19. Download our guide and start preparing for the future today.